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read The Mourner epub Ò Paperback à The statue wore white and grieved Parker wasn’t interested in its sentimental value The thief cared about retrieving a certain gun that came with it the one he had used in a previous crime that could incriminate him By the time Parker comes face to face with the 16 inch tall alabaster figurine called The MouOm strutting syndicate boys to a fat man with a heavy accent who is lighter on his feet than he looks Now in a deadly treacherous endgame Parker will find out who intends to bury whom and why no one will be crying over his grave When Parker was finally finished with The Outfit he ended up being blackmailed by a dame who had a troublesome piece of evidence against him now he must steal The Mourner for her rich daddyAnother slick fast paced heist with a twist from Stark featuring Lee Marvin and Sydney Greenstreet as usual with the series it starts off all guns blazing as you're dropped in to the middle of the action before pausing to catch your breath whilst Stark fills in the backstory Parker is shot and left for dead double crossed repeatedly and attacked by a duffel bag but by far the worst thing that he has to put up with is damned fool romantics who just can't help but yammer on about their plans and their past despite the fact that Parker wishes he could flip a few pages until they just shut the hell up and let him loose on another masterclass in efficient crime planning and execution Man wants to get paid not hear your life story foolIt's fun it's well written especially the short clipped sentences and the way Parker sees the world but it's also already formulaic and without a really great heist to get embroiled in the plot doesn't seem as interesting this time out I hear in the next book he steals an entire town I'm imagining him secretly moving houses on to the backs of trucks but I suspect that's not the case somehow

Richard Stark ´ The Mourner book

The statue wore white and grieved Parker wasn’t interested in its sentimental value The thief cared about retrieving a certain gun that came with it the one he had used in a previous crime that could incriminate him By the time eh my least favorite parker book yet it's also the first 'freak of the week'; that is one that has nothing to do parker's backstory kind of like a mediocre x files that has nothing to do with the alien mythology and you feel like you might've wasted 44 minutes of your life but it's also okay because it's the x files and even the clunky stupid bad ones are good except for the few 'funny' episodes but the mourner will get 3 stars simply because it's a parker book and all parker books are inherently good creations and there are some good things in here but it'd be just fine dear parker reader to skip over from the outfit to the score assuming of course that you are a parker reader and are reading 'em in chronological order because you are reading all the parker novels aren't you?and lemme use this space to briefly discuss a tiny aspect of that 'inherent goodness' i was yabbering on about location location location yeah i've kinda become obsessed with the repetition of similar locations in these parker books parker the ultimate lone wolf lives in various resort hotels when not on a job and seedy shitbag motels when on one and stark's great at creating that just right flavor for both of 'em i'm partial to the shitbags with their fire escapes and their timebloodsemen stained carpets and those wonderfully crappy beds and also those small towns parker ends up in when he ventures outta NYC or miami those towns i love those towns towns surrounded by miles of scrubby flatlands towns with two stoplights towns of greasy spoons and fleabag motels and sheriffs with orval faubus like folds of fat at the back of their necks good good stuff alright well onto the next one next up the juggeri'm kind of obsessed with repetition in general i've been listening pretty hardcore over the past few weeks to my buzzcocks albums and i think pete shelley shares a similar obsession that final seuence of songs on a different kind of tension which for my money is a greater seuence than the final bit of abbey road that wonderful repetition of hollow inside a different kind of tension i believe does something very weird and very satisfying to my brain

doc Æ The Mourner ´ Richard Stark

The MournerParker comes face to face with the 16 inch tall alabaster figurine called The Mourner he knows that stealing it for a rich man and his beautiful amoral daughter is the least of his worries New players are coming in every minute fr Parker gets blackmailed by Bett Harrow his love interest from previous book The Outfit to steal a statue called the Mourner for her father Parker and Handy run afoul of another group planning on robbing the same man People are killed and Parker makes an alliance with Menlo a Russian charged with getting back 100000 the man was skimming off the top Only things don't go as plannedAs usual Parker and Richard Stark for that matter delivers the goods As in all Parker tales the beauty lies in the planning of the caper and the inevitable double cross Menlo made a good foil for Parker since he and Parker are almost complete opposites The Parker books never disappoint and I highly recommend them to crime fiction fans Even though you know Parker will survive to appear in subseuent books it's still one hell of a ride